Counting Queers

we used to be too few for the cost of extending rights

LGBT was something only white decadent people did at the margins of society

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/statistics-canada-lgbtq-pride-report-1.6066638Canada’s LGBTQ population now 1 million — but hate crimes are rising too: Statistics Canada | CBC NewsCanada is now home to about one million people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, with people under the age of 25 accounting for a disproportionately large portion of the LGBTQ population.www.cbc.ca

Performative acceptance far from inclusion to matter of course and no big deal or any at all. Rights are going about one’s business not impeded by barriers

https://globalnews.ca/news/7941917/saskatchewan-lgbtq2-businesses-rainbow-capitalism-pride-month/Saskatchewan LGBTQ2 businesses warn customers of rainbow capitalism during Pride month | Globalnews.caRainbow capitalism happens when businesses and organizations capitalize off of Pride month but don’t necessarily support the LGBTQ2 community, according to OUTSaskatoon.globalnews.ca

from individuals marginalized in heteronormative world to small groups of friends, organizating to become organization over centuries, into a modern reality of some nations include rights for heterosexual women, for gays, bisexuals and lesbians, with trans human rights for houseing, employment and public square one thing and women’s rights and spaces now at odds.

https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2021/06/15/op-ed-gay-pride-is-about-connecting-with-community-being-visible/Op-ed: Gay Pride is about connecting with community, being visible“The idea of fellowship is such a strong concept in the gay community. We devote an entire month to Pride– people travel near and far to connect with each other and the opportunity to impact lives is subtly significant,” writes Caleb Raynor.theblackwallsttimes.com

and some areas of the world rolling backwards on rights for heterosexual women, such as in the USA and in europe for LGBT

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/hungary-s-parliament-passes-anti-lgbtq-law-ahead-2022-election-n1270868Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBTQ law ahead of 2022 electionHungary’s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.www.nbcnews.com

see also

the USA census is subject to the patriot act and Canada subcontracted with an american company to tabulate our census.. so our data ended up under that too, eh.

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/america-and-canada-census-lgbtq-edition/America and Canada Census: LGBTQ edition | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxNina Trygg  Jeffrey O’Neill • a minute ago No, I can’t explain the why of groups of people that I do not belong to, nor share their goal. I don’t believe it’s literally the …dykewriter.wordpress.com

I had gone going through some old files and blogged this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question.

Re: Historians vs StatsCan – Broadcast Nov 8/99

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/canada-census-and-queers/Canada Census and Queers | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxI’ve been going through some old files and I found this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question. (which they still do not have …dykewriter.wordpress.com

June 14, 1951 The world’s first commercial computer, Univac I was unveiled, designed for use by the U.S. Census Bureau.

https://www.historyfactory.com/insights/this-month-in-business-history-the-first-commercial-computer/This Month in Business History: The First Commercial Computer | History FactoryThe first commercial computer in history was released in June 1951 to help the US government with the Census.www.historyfactory.com

may 28 for lgbtq2

1966

on the LP charts:  My Name Is Barbra from Streisand at 6 with the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” at #8,

1983

More than 670,000 fans attended the four-day US Festival ’83 in California, sponsored by Steve Wozniak. Among the 35 acts that performed were U2, David Bowie, Van Halen, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Clash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, the Stray Cats, Berlin, INXS, and Men At Work. The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money, simply because he “really loves him.”

David Bowie was at #2 with “Let’s Dance”, at 5  Thomas Dolby’s only hit “She Blinded Me With Science adn mvoing to 8 the Culture Club moving up with “Time (Clock of the Heart)”,

1987

Whitney Houston released her second studio album, “Whitney,” in Canada. It was issued in the U.S. five days later.

1988

Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their tribute to Princess Diana–“Candle in the Wind ’97”.

Faith by George Michael was #1 for a ninth week on the Album chart but the former #1 “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack held strong at #2.

Another song from the album Faith reached #1 as “One More Try” got the honor for George Michael.

2000

Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. The singer’s second album also reached No.1 in thirteen other countries and has now sold over 20m copies.

2003

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown visited Israel, where they met premier Ariel Sharon.

2021

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan-ruling-party-abandons-LGBT-bill-as-consensus-failsJapan ruling party abandons LGBT bill as consensus fails – Nikkei AsiaTOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday gave up on legislation to promote public awareness of sexual minorities, proving unable toasia.nikkei.com

recognition of human rights + being a market niche = voter block power

rainbow capitalism hits peak

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/27/new-kelloggs-lgbt-themed-cereal-features-preferred-pronouns-on-box/Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box“Boxes are for cereal, not people,” Kellogg’s insists about its new Together With Pride cereal.www.dailysignal.com

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